At the New York Auto Show 2015, the covers were taken off the potent McLaren 570S. At the show was Chris Harris and our favourite auto journalist had the opportunity to talk about the 570S with the British marque’s chief test driver, Chris Goodwin.
Beneath the skin, the McLaren 570S Coupe uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 564 hp. As a result, the 570S Coupe can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2-seconds, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in a very impressive 9.5-seconds with the pace not letting up till the car reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph).
The engine has been branded the M838TE with E standing for Evolution as 30 per cent of the car’s engine is bespoke. Linked to the engine is a seven-speed SSG transmission that promises to be quick and smooth. Stopping power should be just as impressive courtesy of standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options shod, as standard, with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.